Tip: How to speed up your HTC U11

Whilst the HTC U11 is no slouch when it comes to specs, sometimes the device can become sluggish or bogged down with the skin HTC apply. There is, however, a hidden feature that you can change that will instantly speed up your device.

The tip will help speed up your HTC U11 and the best bit is there’s nothing extra to install or tons of settings to change, just a simple case of changing a setting with developer options enabled.

The little hack revolves around the animations applied to transitioning between windows and turning the device on or off. By simply turning this off, it contributes to making the device seem extremely snappy and fast.

First, you’ll need to enable the Developer Options hidden menu. To do this, go into Settings -> About Device and scroll down to “Build Number”. Now, tap on “Build Number” five times and you’ll see a notification saying that “Developer mode has been enabled”.

With that hidden menu now enabled, we can head on into it to begin fastening up our HTC U11.

  1. Head on in to Developer Options in Settings.
  2. Scroll down to the Drawing section.
  3. Of interest here is the Window Animation ScaleTransition Animation Scale, and Animator Duration Scale.
  4. Click on them individually to change the scale.

You are able to turn the animations off completely, or set them to 0.5x (default is 1x) so the animations will be double speed for those who would like to retain them.

You’ll notice your HTC U11 feels substantially quicker. Let us know your comments in the section below.

  • Tom

    Instead of rehashing the exact same content as the Galaxy S8 article, how about just a general write up on how to speed up your phone without root. I’ve personally given this exact advise either on this site or one similar. This is nothing new… besides the fact that both are brand new devices that shouldn’t need to be sped up yet.

    • Different devices have different reasons for needing to be ‘sped up’. We aim on highlighting these reasons as to why this would be beneficial, rather than saying generically just do it. For example, I wouldn’t be publishing this advice on a Pixel. The advice will be complimented and enhanced over time as additional tweaks are discovered to speed up each device, hence the individual articles.
      Granted these are new devices and shouldn’t need this treatment, but we also shouldn’t need to replace the stock TouchWiz launcher on an S8 to remove lag, yet here we are.